Editors of the European History Web Portal

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Metzler

Gabriele Metzler

Gabriele Metzler is the spokesperson of the European History Web Portal. At Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, she is currently Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and has been Professor of the History of Western Europe and Transatlantic Relations since 2007. For the web portal, she is in charge of the section Science and Education.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Martin Baumeister

Martin Baumeister

From 2003 to 2012, Martin Baumeister held the Chair of 19th and 20th Century European History at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. Since 2012, he is Director of the German Historical Institute (DHI) in Rome. Martin Baumeister's research interests include Italian, Spanish and German history of the 19th and 20th centuries, the history of popular culture and theatre, and the history of religion. For the web portal, Martin Baumeister is in charge of the section Images of Self and Other.

 

Prof. Dr. Ewald Frie

Ewald Frie

Since 2008, Ewald Frie has been researching and teaching as Professor of Modern History at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. Frie has been a full member of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 2019. Ewald Frie is in charge of the section History of Religion for the European History Web Portal.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren-Oesch

Madeleine Herren-Oesch

Madeleine Herren-Oesch was Professor of Modern History at the University of Heidelberg from 2004 to 2013. Since 2013, she holds the position of Professor of Modern General History at the Europainstitut of the University of Basel. Madeleine Herren-Oesch is in charge of the section War and Peace, Violence (International Relations).

 

 

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hohls

Rüdiger Hohls

Rüdiger Hohls heads the Department of Historical Informatics at Humboldt University Berlin and has been Honorary Professor of Academic Communication and Historical Informatics at the University of Leipzig since 2013. He was the co-founder, head of project and member of the editorial team of the communication platform H-Soz-Kult for many years. For the thematic portal European History, Rüdiger Hohls heads the editorial team and is in charge of the section Institutionalising Europe.

 

Prof. Dr. Konrad Jarausch

Konrad Jarausch

From 1998 to 2006, Konrad Jarausch was Director of the Centre for Contemporary History Research in Berlin. He has been Professor of European Civilization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 1983. He researches and publishes on European and German (social) history. His most recent focus has been on the history of Germany in the 20th century. For the web portal, Konrad Jarausch is in charge of the section Remembrance Culture, Politics of History.

 

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Kaelble

Hartmut Kaelble

Hartmut Kaelble was Professor of Economic and Social History at the Freie Universität Berlin from 1971-1991. He then taught and researched at the Humboldt University in Berlin as Professor of Social History. He received numerous awards in France and taught as a visiting professor at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, among others. Together with Hannes Siegrist, Hartmut Kaelble oversees the section European Societies and with Hannes Siegrist and Maren Möhring the section European Cultures.

 

Prof. Dr. Claudia Kraft

Claudia Kraft

Claudia Kraft was Professor of European Contemporary History at the University of Siegen from 2011 to 2018. Since 2018, she holds the Chair of Contemporary, Cultural, Knowledge and Gender History at the University of Vienna. Her research interests include comparative European contemporary history, the history of state socialism in Central and Eastern Europe and gender history. For the web portal, Claudia Kraft is in charge of the section Body and Gender, among others.

 

Prof. Dr. Matthias Middell

Matthias Middell

Matthias Middell is Professor of Cultural History and Director of the Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig as well as spokesperson for the SFB 1199 and the Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics. For the web portal European History, he heads the sections Europe in the World and Spatialisation Processes.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring

Maren Möhring

Maren Möhring has been Professor of Comparative Cultural and Social History of Modern Europe at the University of Leipzig since 2014. Her research focuses include migration and gender history as well as the history of mass cultures. She heads the sections Body and Gender and European Cultures.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Nützenadel

Alexander Nützenadel

Alexander Nützenadel has been Professor of Economic and Social History at Humboldt University in Berlin since 2009. His research focuses, among other topics, on the history of financial regulation and banks. He heads the section Economy, Labour(Environment, Technology).

 

 

Prof. Dr. Louis Pahlow

Louis Pahlow

Louis Pahlow has held the Chair of Modern and Contemporary Legal History, Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law at the Goethe University Frankfurt a. M. since 2012. He is, inter alia, a member of the academic advisory board of the Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte e.V. As co-editor of the web portal European History, he heads the section law.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel

Kiran Klaus Patel

From 2011 to 2019, Kiran Klaus Patel was Professor of European and Global History at Maastricht University. Since 2019, he is Professor of 19th and 20th Century European History at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and founding director of Projekthaus Europa. Among other things, he is in charge of the section Institutionalising Europe.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Iris Schröder

Iris Schröder

Since 2013, Iris Schröder holds the position of Professor of Global History at the University of Erfurt and Director of the Forschungskolleg Transkulturelle Studien / Perthes Collection in Gotha. As editor of the web portal, she is in charge of the section Science and Education.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Schunka

Alexander Schunka

Alexander Schunka is Professor of Early Modern History from a European Perspective at the Friedrich Meinecke Institute of Freie Universität Berlin since 2015. His research interests include historical migration and mobility studies as well as the history of religion in the early modern period. As editor of the web portal, he is in charge of th esection History of Religion.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Hannes Siegrist

Hannes Siegrist

Hannes Siegrist researched and taught as Professor of Cultural History/European Modernism at the University of Leipzig from 1997 to 2013. He has also been a full member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig since 2007. For the thematic portal, Hannes Siegrist is responsible for the section social history. From 2005 to 2021, Hannes Siegrist was the spokesperson for the European History Web Portal.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Dirk van Laak

Dirk van Laak

From 2007 to 2016, Dirk van Laak was Professor of Contemporary History in Gießen. He then moved to the University of Leipzig, where he researches and teaches as a professor of 19th to 21st century history. His research focuses on German and European history, the history of globalisation, of intellectuals and infrastructure, the history of literature and historiography. For the web portal European History, he is in charge of the section Economy, Labour (Environment, Technology), among others..

 

Prof. Dr. Jakob Vogel

Jakob Vogel

Jakob Vogel has been Director of the Centre Marc Bloch since September 2018 and Honorary Professor at Humboldt University Berlin since 2020. Previously, he was a professor at Sciences Po University in Paris (since 2011). In his publications and research, he has helped shape the field of "knowledge history". In addition, his research focuses on modern European history and European colonialism. For the web portal European History, Jakob Vogel heads the section Images of Self and Others.

 

Prof. Dr. Claudia Weber

Claudia Weber

Claudia Weber is Professor of Contemporary European History at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) since 2014. Her research interests include the ambivalences of Europeanisation, the cultural history of imperial rule and the history of violence and dictatorship in the 20th century. For the web portal, Claudia Weber heads the section Dictatorship and Democracy.

 

 

Prof. Dr. Michael Wildt

Michael Wildt

Michael Wildt was Professor of German History in the 20th Century with a focus on the history of National Socialism at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin from 2009 to 2022. From 2014 to 2022, he was chairman of the nonprofit organisation Clio-online e.V., the legal and organisational representative of the web portal. He is also co-editor of the academic journals WerkstattGeschichte and Historische Anthropolgie. For the web portal, he is in charge of the section War and Peace.

 

Group of Managing Editors

The group of managing editors of the web portal includes the following editors::

  • Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Hohls
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Metzler (Speaker)
  • Prof. Dr. Maren Möhring
  • Prof. Dr. Louis Pahlow
  • Prof. Dr. Iris Schröder

Former Editors of the European History Web Portal

Prof. Dr. Stefan Troebst

Stefan Troebst

Stefan Troebst was Professor of Cultural History of Eastern Europe at the University of Leipzig and Head of the Master's Programme European Studies at the Global and European Studies Institute until 2021. From 1999 to 2021 he was also deputy director of the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO). At the web portal European History, he was in charge of the section Memory Cultures in Europe.